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SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

SSO with Emanuel Ax: mastery coupled with humanity

By Bernard Jacobson | The Seattle Times

When Emanuel Ax plays Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto, any participating orchestra’s principal cellist can expect to be accorded an equal place in the spotlight. It was heartwarming, at Benaroya Hall on Thursday evening, to observe the pianist’s insistent inclusion of Efe Baltacigil in his acceptance of the audience’s plaudits. Read more …

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

John Adams’ ‘Absolute Jest’ in San Francisco

By Mark Swed | Los Angeles Times

When John Adams was a young composer and conductor in San Francisco in the early ’70s, he would often perform the experimental music of John Cage and other radicals, which was the hip thing to do at the time. But he has said that all that avant-garde business could leave him musically dissatisfied, and he’d go home and put on recordings of late Beethoven string quartets.
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Next Concerts

    March 30, 2017

    Paris, France

    Concert, Philharmonie de Paris, PARIS

    Programme: MOZART Piano Concerto No 22, K482

    Other Performers: Orchestre de Paris
    Conductor: Dohnanyi

    April 6, 2017

    Munich, Bavaria

    Concert, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MUNICH

    Programme: MOZART Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482

    Other Performers: Bayerishcher Rundfunk
    Conductor: Mariss Jansons

    April 9, 2017

    Lucerne, Switzerland

    Concert, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum, LUCERNE

    Programme: MOZART Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482

    Other Performers: Bayerishcher Rundfunk
    Conductor: Mariss Jansons

    April 15, 2017

    Portland, ME

    Portland Ovations

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

     

    April 17, 2017

    Rochester, NY

    Eastman School of Music

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

    April 19, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

    April 22, 2017

    New York, NY

    Carnegie Hall

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

    May 3, 2017

    Evanston, IL

    North Western University

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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